14 photo memories of Morley in 1999

These photos showcase a year in the life of Morley at the end of the 1990s.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 6:00 am
Enjoy these photo memories from around Morley in 1999. PIC: Mel Hulme
Enjoy these photo memories from around Morley in 1999. PIC: Mel Hulme

It was a year which featured a kind-hearted gesture to pupils at an infant school in the town from a teaching assistant who was retiring after close on three decades. 1999 will also be remembered for a new look Morley Market as well as Morley Carnival which proved a hit with revellers, young and old. Charity also played a part during the year as well as a focus on community spirit. Enjoy these photo memories charting 12 months in the life of LS27. READ MORE: 12 photo memories of Morley in 2004 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Janjuary 1999 and head teacher at Morley High, Dr Roland Walker, with a new statue depicting a phoenix rising from the flames.
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Morley band Playground performed a gig to raise money for the road traffic victims charity 'Road Peace'. Pictured are group members Andrew and Christopher Birkenshaw.
These youngsters were all smiles after enjoying a Punch and Judy show at Morley Carnival in June 1999.
June 1999 and Morley Market was boasting a new look.
Football was the winner when Cross Hall Junior School hosted an F.A. initiative in May 1999.
Top teacher Trevor Perry puts his students through their paces at Bruntcliffe High . Education minister David Blunkett who made a surprise visit to the school was in the audience .
Green-fingered Bernard Broadbent (left) and Allan Gledhill (right) stop for a chat whilst working on their allotments at Scotsman Lane.
Do you remember Maria Coupe? She opened an ironing shop in Morley in April 1999.
Pupils from Morley High use handsets to 'talk' to the language bus which was at their school in February 1999. Pictured, from left, are Sam Meehan, Helen Watts and Lee Herring.
Parents and children protest at Morley Town Hall over places in high schools.
Charlotte Pickup (left) and Nadine Thompson plant one of 2,000 trees that are being put into the grounds of Bruntcliffe High as part of the school's Millennium Forest project.
Kevin Scarth and Sylvia Hodges of the family research group at Morley Library, check into some family history on a micro-fiche.
Players Jamie Barker (left) and Lee Blenkin with Karen Bywater at the rehearsal for the pantomime Ali Baba and the Fourteen Thieves being staged at Morley RFC in March 1999.
Lollipop lady Kath Stone retired after 32 years. She is pictured with some of the pupils at Victoria Junior and Infant School.
Sarah Dalton (left) and her sister Hannah on the steps of Morley Town Hall launching a campaign to collect sleeping bags for the homeless.
Kathleen Barron (front) ex-pupil and classroom assistant at Cross Hall Infants was retiring after 29 years. She treated pupils to a disco at the school and a free ice cream.
April 1999 and residents on Zoar Street blocked the road in a protest over fast cars using the street as a rat run.
Former pupil turned celebrity chef Brian Turner returned to Morley High School in February 1999. He is pictured with, from left, Nicola Dodson, Rachel Flather, Charlotte Stone and Helen Batty.
Morley Snooker Centre A team in February 1999. Pictured, left to right, Richard Walsh. David Boyes, Andy Kitching, Martyn Boyes and Carl Marsden.
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